Multiple Excursions Options

To accommodate our guests, two vehicles (9 passenger mini bus and 5 passenger large SUV) will allow our guests an option to split into 2 different excursions every day. This exciting concept will allow wine lovers to take in another winery while golfers might take in a round at the same time, families might split to visit market and historic villages while kids enjoy Guedelon ,  Activities Park or a swim in the lake, avid cyclists could take a half a day ride while others visit a historic chateau. Day trips to the Chateaux de la Loire with lunch included, such as Chambord , Chenonceau , Blois etc will become an option for some while others may choose shorter excursions within the same time frame.

Barge and Biking.
Guided biking tours  of all levels (from laid back rides following the canal bike-paths to 80 miles plus daily trips) will be offered within our current itineraries. George will guide all biking tours. The rides will be designed to supplement current activities, allow for riding bikes (rather than the bus) to certain excursions by all or some of the guests, replace some excursions or even all of them with biking tours. 6 high quality bikes are available for the guests. Avid cyclists may bring their own bikes (we shall arrange to transport the cases to/from Meanderer and have plenty of storage). High-end road bikes will be available for rentals (estimated cost is $450.00 per week). The biking options are available to all or individual guests on any given day and custom designed in accordance with biking skills and level of comfort. Maps, GPS, water bottles, helmets and essential spare parts are available. Cyclists can also bring their own shoes and clip-on pedals. 

Golf Excursions
The Upper Loire region offers golfers the chance to play a number of immaculately presented, picturesque courses (including "Les Bordes " - regularly listed as one of Europe's top five courses.) They have fully researched all of the courses within easy reach of our cruise route and can accommodate both avid players who wish to play a different course each day or those who would like to include just one game in a week's trip. And, should there be non-golfers amongst the party, our regular excursion program can continue for them too.

Winery tours
Although the standard cruise includes a visit to a winery, this theme is expanded to include additional visits, tastings, opportunities to view the wine-making process. They will customize the tours based upon guest preferences and will include classes on understanding different wines. This can be both for the connoisseur and the novice.

All themes are subject to availability and local conditions and may be subject to a surcharge.


Prices for 2018 & 2019

Stateroom per person
Value season : 5 875 US$ 
Regular season : 6 400 US$

Single supplement 
Value season : 5 875 US$
Regular season :  6 400 US$

Private charter for 4 passengers 
Value season : 32 700 US$
Regular season : 34 900US $

Private charter for 5 passengers 
Value season : 33 200 US$
Regular season : 35 800 US$

Private charter for 6 passengers 
Value season : 33 750 US$
Regular season : 36 600 US$

2 weeks charter special rate 68 500 US$

Meanderer is available on a whole-boat charter or individual cabin basis. Whole boat charters are available for up to 6 passengers. Individual cabin prices are for 2 people sharing a cabin with a minimum of 2 cabins booked. All cabins are available with twin or queen beds.

The price includes :

  • 6 nights accommodation on board
  • Breakfast, gourmet buffet lunch & candlelit 4 course dinner each day
  • AOC  reds and whites served with lunch and dinner
  • Open bar with large selection of liquor and wines stocked according to clients preferences.
  • Guided sightseeing excursions, including entrance fees and wine tastings.
  • Use of new, 20 speed 6 bicycles
  • Heated Jacuzzi spa
  • Wireless internet access
  • Flat screen satellite TV’s in cabins with DVD/CD players
  • DVD and CD library
  • Games and books library
  • Our own VW  Caravelle  air-conditioned luxury mini bus with guide for sightseeing
  • Round trip transfers from Paris to the barge

The price does not include :

  • Travel cost to and from agreed meeting point prior to and after the cruise
  • Insurance
  • Gratuities (suggested 7% and up)
  • Green Fees
  • Hot Air Ballooning

Departure days for 2018 ( sundays )

Value Season
April 15, 22, 29
October 14, 21

Regular Season
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7

Departure days for 2019 ( sundays )

Value Season
April 14, 21, 28
October 20

Regular Season
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July  7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13